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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Dietary Fat and Alcoholic Liver Disease
Principal Investigator:

Craig J. McClain

Location: Louisville, KY
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alcohol abuse exacts a major toll on health and health costs in Veterans. Indeed, even though there is an "epidemic" of hepatitis C in the U.S., alcohol-related liver injury remains a higher cause of mortality. Studies from the Veterans Administration showed that patients with cirrhosis and superimposed alcoholic hepatitis had > 60% mortality over a four-year period of time, with most of those deaths occurring in the first few months. Thus, the pr...

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